Excellent Sound and Great Feature Set at a Price Everyone Can Afford
29 October 2013
Summary: I picked this receiver up about a year ago, lightly used on Craigslist for $400, which I think was a great deal. The receiver serves as the heart of my home theater, and I am very pleased with it.
Pros: Audyssey Setup, 7-channel amplifier, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA
Cons: Only 4 HDMI Inputs, Advanced Setup Can Be Confusing
Summary: I just got this two weeks ago. I've had several Denon receivers, an Onkyo, an a JVC Flagship receiver that was THX certified. This Marantz sounds significantly better than all of them, the best sound I've ever had. The most surprising thing is how CDs sound.
Summary: I have owned many receivers and different system configurations over the years. I sold high end audio for many years and have done quite a bit of set up and instal work. Marantz units are typically very musical and this unit is no different. Powerful, smooth natural sound.
Summary: I got this to replace an aging Pioneer VSX-416 with something more up-to-date. It is partnering a set of Wharfedale Obsidian 600 speakers, only three channels are being used and the other four are idling - for now. On the cards is the bi-amping setup for the front channels.
Summary: I've been nothing but impressed with this unit, especially at the price it was. Since upgrading to Blu-ray, I needed something to replace my system I was very fond of, to process the new uncompressed surround modes such as DTS HD Master and True HD. The system I replaced was a B&K Reference 50.
Summary: After doing a lot of research, I decided to get the Marantz SR5005 receiver to add to the new 55" Sony TV we recently purchased. Delivery was on time. It was a little intimating at first but then it all made sense and the rest of the setup was easy.
Summary: Well, this was an experience and I believe still on going while I try to figure out all of the function this Receiver has to offer vs what I want to accomplish. Not nearly as intuitive as I hoped.
Summary: I have long been a fan of Marantz equipment. Their products consistently perform exceptionally well, even their consumer gear like this SR5005 receiver. Before buying this model I researched numerous makes and models.